achieved. libya today is hardly a triumph. i just think at the moment and the same is true washington. the appetite for committing the military to open ended operations overseas -- >> thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, everybody, for joining us. we do have copies of the book available for purchase in the lobby and con coughlin will sign his book for you on the podium. thanks, everybody, for coming today and we look forward to welcome everybody to the hearst foundation. [inaudible conversations]
>> booktv is on facebook. like us to interact with booktv guests and viewers. watch videos and get up-to-date information on events. facebook.com/booktv. >> the title is down to the crossroads:civil rights, and a march against fear. civil rights march begins in memphis at the beginning of june of 1956 and ends three weeks later in jackson. you can make an argument the civil rights movement transformed, it approaches its crossroads. the call for black power is first heard, carmichael unveiled if you will midway through the march and immediately generate controversy and immediately generates a great swelling of enthusiasm among the many local black people and ignite a new direction in black politics. that change might have happened over the course of time anyway.
meredith march dramatized this shift because it brought together civil rights leaders and regular people, white and black across the country and put them into this laboratory of black politics that moves through mississippi and created all these dramatic moments that highlighted key divisions and key tensions but also key strengths that have long animated the civil rights movement. >> a look at the civil rights movement tonight at 10:00 eastern and sunday at 9:00 on afterwards. march 2nd more about black power and the civil rights movement. your calls, comments and tweets live from noon until 3:00 eastern on in depth on booktv. at booktv's book club you have time to comment on february's in debt guest bonny morris, women's history for beginners and go to booktv.org to enter the chat room. >> we are not in a post feminist era. i am very concerned about the,
quote, war on women. we are rolling back access to reproductive rights, there is no end to the regrettable statistics on violence against women. we have not stopped shaming girls about their bodies. we had so much sexism in the media which implies you have to have a certain shape to be loved or popular. the problem in terms of the finding feminism is true what unifies a lot of women globally is what is done to women and i don't want to identify feminism as about victimhood. that is a very import critique. you don't want victim feminism. empowered feminism says women should be equal in their rights and opportunities, period. where we don't see that, we want to push forward to make that possible. but no, there is so much work to do and globally the statistics
are frightening in terms of lack of access to everything from education to health into information about their options. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> women's history for beginners is the booktv book club selection for the month of february. go to booktv.org, you will see at the top 8 tab that says book club and you can participate in our discussion at booktv.org. videos and articles, we are posting on a regular basis discussion questions so i hope you will participate. bonnie morris's women's history for beginners is our february of 2014 book club selection on booktv.
>> here's a look at book fairs and festivals on booktv coming months. the conservative political action conference takes place march 6th through eighth in maryland's national harbour. several authors will be signing books includes senator rand paul, oliver north and former maryland governor bob ehrlich. on march 15th and sixteenth the tucson test of love book takes place on the campus of the university of arizona and you can watch our coverage of the festival the following weekend on booktv on c-span2. march 19th through the twenty-third of virginia festival of the book will take place in charlotte's ville, va.. many of its including stephen jimenez and james swanson will be present. booktv will be live from the los angeles times festival of books from the university of southern california campus april 12th and thirteenth. for complete schedule of events visit booktv.org and let us know about book fairs and festivals in your ariane and we will add
them to our list. e-mail us at email@example.com. >> next on booktv, the plot to assassinate abraham lincoln on february of 1860 one prior to lincoln's inauguration ceremony. the plot was discovered by detective alan pinkerton. was executed in baltimore as lincoln stopped in the city on the way to washington d.c.. this is about 40 minutes. >> thank you. thank you for coming out. it is a real pleasure to be here in illinois especially because this is literally where the wheels of this story started turning both figuratively and literally. the book is the story to a large extent of allan pinkerton, famous detective of the ninete